I used to think raising children was more or less a task of shaping and guiding a future generation. I still do. But I also think God uses children to shape parents. And the trials that come into our family circle aren’t necessarily to make us “better.” They are to “empty us out” so that God can fill us up with more of Himself.
Excerpted from Espresso for Your Spirit by Pam Vredevelt
Daily Reflection: Do you feel that your children have helped shape you to be closer to God?